The following maps may be useful to genealogists researching in Butler
County. If you have access to a public domain (i.e.,
non-copyrighted) map that you think would be useful to other researchers,
the Butler County USGenWeb would be happy to make it available here. Please
contact Pat. (If
you're not sure whether a certain map is public domain or copyright, you may
wish to consult the USGenWeb's
Copyright FAQ for more details on copyright.)
United States Geographical Survey's
Butler County Map
is now available here by townships. This map shows the locations of many
cemeteries, old churches, old schoolhouses, and small
This map is from the Combination Atlas of the County of Butler and
State of PA, by M. Hopkins & Co., 1874.
Our thanks to Melba Tomeo, Dick Stanley, Gene and Sandi Wilson, and
Ed Albert for scanning and conversion.
Genealogists researching in Butler County may also find the following
external links useful.
Ed Albert & Vonda Minner's Webpages include a Map Room with maps of
Butler County, Franklin Twp., and Center Twp.
Tiger Mapping Service by the U.S.
USGS's Geographic Names Information Service (GNIS)
City and Towns maps
Butler County Pennsylvania Survey Maps
Great site for maps showing county formation
and areas covered by the census.
National Mapping Service
Immigration Routes Map
U.S. Territorial Maps 1775-1929
UK Street Map
US map of counties added after 1650
This one is for The Great Wagon Road, above Philadelphia and leading from it,
to the West and South, the directions so many of our folks took.
The Scots-Irish From Ulster and The Great Philadelphia Wagon
The Institute of Historical Research in London, England, has compiled an
excellent collection of links to images of early maps on the Web
The David Rumsey Collection of maps materials concentrates on 18th and 19th century North and South American cartographic materials it uses a tool called "Insight" which works with your browser to display the maps, on which you can then zoom in to view more detail, rotate, and print.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) seems an
unlikely resource for Civil War maps, but guess again. Their Historical
Map and Chart Collection at contains a wealth
of state, regional, and state-sorted Civil War maps which you map view or
download. (Hint: Select download and then view before saving to see the
Book and Manuscript Library
If you're aware of any other external sites with Butler Co. maps that
should be on this list, please send it to us at
All graphics, photos, lists, indexes, and documents contained on the Butler County PAGenWeb
pages are copyrighted by this site and the volunteers who contributed the
information. You may not use them elsewhere, whether in print or electronically,
without written permission.
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